The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) or the Central Bank of the Philippines released yesterday the newly redesigned legal tender banknotes. All of our existing, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500 and 1,000 peso denominations will carry these new look:
The new banknotes carry the seal of the Republic of the Philippines and the new logo of the Central Bank. It's the first set of paper money printed with President Aquino's signature on it. Notably, you can see on the other side of the paper money a specific Philippine destination or scenery and a specific Philippine fauna featured in every denomination.
For a numismatist (someone who collects coins and money) like me, this is a great opportunity to enrich my collection. The newly designed set of our country's money not only holds a lot of information promoting Philippines, our destinations, and our wonders, but also, it tells the story of our people. I can't wait to get hold of the new money. Just in time for Christmas...maybe someone can give me one of each? :))
Photo credit from here and here.